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    Irina Shayk Attends Barcelona Bridal Week Sporting Emerald Engagement-Like Ring

    Irina Shayk Attends Barcelona Bridal Week Sporting Emerald Engagement-Like Ring


    Irina Shayk may be one step closer to walking down the aisle! The supermodel was on-hand during Barcelona Bridal Week to support Pronovias Bridal and got a first-hand look at the latest wedding designs — that she may just use for her own wedding to...

    Irina Shayk may be one step closer to walking down the aisle! The supermodel was on-hand during Barcelona Bridal Week to support Pronovias Bridal and got a first-hand look at the latest wedding designs — that she may just use for her own wedding to actor Bradley Cooper.

    The brand announced last week that it was joining forces with the model during Barcelona Bridal Week. She made an appearance at the official fitting photo call over the weekend, and will be attending the brand’s “In Bloom” Pronovias Fashion Show as a special front row guest on Monday.

    “I’m really excited for tomorrow’s show… Pronovias has a really special place in my heart,” the model said on Sunday at the photo call, according to Pronovias’ Instagram.

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    Throughout the weekend she was seen wearing her large engagement-like ring, an enormous emerald stone surrounded by a halo of diamonds on a gold band. She was first spotted wearing it back in December 2016, sparking rumors that her and Cooper (who were expecting their first child together at the time) were engaged.

    New Parents Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk Go on an Tahitian Vacation With Anderson Cooper and Allison Williams

    While the very private couple have yet to comment on their engagement status, they welcomed their daughter, Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper in March 2017. And shortly after, Shayk was back at it sharing sexy bikini-clad pics showing off her toned stomach just weeks after giving birth.

    And then she attended the Cannes Film Festival just nine weeks after giving birth wearing a curve-hugging, plunging yellow gown.

    While we wait to find out when the couple  finally make things official, Shayk is in good hands whenever it’s time to plan her dress for her special day.

    Why Justin Baldoni Is Giving His Infant Son Peanuts to Prevent Him Developing an Allergy


    Justin Baldoni has his hands full being a Hollywood quadruple threat. He stars on the hit CW series Jane The Virgin, has his own production company, hosts a talk show geared toward men and is about to direct his first feature film. But his commitments...

    Justin Baldoni has his hands full being a Hollywood quadruple threat. He stars on the hit CW series Jane The Virgin, has his own production company, hosts a talk show geared toward men and is about to direct his first feature film.

    But his commitments to his work don’t keep him from being a hands-on, protective dad. After learning peanut allergies can actually be prevented, Baldoni, 34, and his wife Emily are actively trying to prevent their son, 6-month-old Maxwell Roland-Samuel, from developing one.

    “This was something that was brought to my attention and my sister-in-law has a really severe nut allergy and when she was 4 she almost died. The little boy that plays Mateo on my show has a really, really severe peanut allergy and I’ve had a lot of friends with nut allergies,” Baldoni tells PEOPLE exclusively.

    “As a parent, you’re always trying to figure out how you can protect your child from the world because there’s so much that’s just out of our control,” he adds.

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    RELATED: Landmark New Study Shows Peanut Allergies Could Be Preventable

    After learning the allergy is not hereditary and about an Israeli study supporting research that the allergy can be prevented if peanuts are introduced into a diet before 6 months old, Baldoni found it “interesting.”

    “If there is something that you can do now to prevent an allergy from happening, then you should explore it,” the actor advises.

    But he cautions parents to seek guidance from their child’s medical professionals first. “You should talk to your pediatrician, you should talk to a dietitian, you should make sure it’s safe for you and your family and then you should try it,” Baldoni says.

    RELATED VIDEO: Justin Baldoni Welcomes Son Maxwell Roland-Samuel

    “We’re just trying to give Maxwell an extra superpower,” he explains. “Make him immune to any allergies so that he can live a happier, more normal life, and that’s all I can really try to do as a parent.”

    His son may have a new superpower, but he’s also growing super fast. “Maxwell is 5 months old, but he’s wearing 9-month clothes, so he’s just massive,” Baldoni muses.

    He’s also reaching some maneuvering milestones. Says the proud dad, “Right now he’s turning and he’s sitting up and he’s starting to crawl already, which is crazy.”

    RELATED: Justin Baldoni and Pregnant Wife Are Ready for Daughter’s Adjustment to Baby: “We Have to Be Okay” with This Phase

    Baldoni’s daughter Maiya Grace, 2½, is enjoying her baby brother’s developments too. “He’s really interacting with his sister a lot, which is so much fun. It’s so much fun to see them getting closer and closer and closer,” he says.

    Maiya seems to have naturally taken to her big sister role. “If Maxwell starts crying, she starts singing to him and she has her favorite songs like ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ and ‘Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘Old MacDonald’ and she sings them all on repeat until he stops crying, which is so sweet,” the star adds.

    With his work commitments and two small children, Baldoni is emphatic about making sure he continues to prioritize his relationship. The couple takes time to “actively water their marriage,” sneaking in one-on-one time together whenever they can.

    “Even if it’s 20, 30, 45 minutes getting away, even if it’s a date night once a week, we really believe that’s crucial and important in helping keep that balance,” he shares. “Because you have to keep that romance alive. It’s a living, breathing thing just like anything else.”

    Teen Suspect in Slaying of 'Beloved' Football Player Was His Jilted Boyfriend: Police

    Teen Suspect in Slaying of 'Beloved' Football Player Was His Jilted Boyfriend: Police


    The 16-year-old suspect accused of murdering California high school football player Jeremy Sanchez had allegedly been involved in a romantic relationship with him and was angry that Jeremy wanted to break up, police said. Lt. John Corina of the Los...

    The 16-year-old suspect accused of murdering California high school football player Jeremy Sanchez had allegedly been involved in a romantic relationship with him and was angry that Jeremy wanted to break up, police said.

    Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to PEOPLE Sanchez identified as bisexual, and that he and the boy who allegedly killed him had been romantically involved.

    Sanchez was reported missing after he didn’t show up to school on Wednesday.

    Corina says that after the suspect learned Sanchez’s father was looking for his son, he joined a small search party including the dad and another boy and was the one who recovered the boy’s body.

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    Sanchez was stabbed multiple times, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    The victim and the suspect were initially identified as close friends, but detectives later learned the exact nature of their relationship, Corina tells PEOPLE. Sanchez’s family was aware of the relationship, he says.

    The boys attended different schools, Corina explains, and when Sanchez tried to break things off, the suspect allegedly became distraught and angry. Corina says the boy lured Sanchez to the river, where he allegedly stabbed him several times before leaving him for dead.

    On Thursday, the suspect was arrested on suspicion of murder in Sanchez’s death after authorities were tipped off about his possible involvement and subsequently searched the suspect’s home.

    The boy has not been identified by name, because of his age. It is unknown at this time if he will be charged as an adult.

    The suspect remains in juvenile custody, according to the LASD, which is investigating the homicide. It was unclear if the teen has entered a plea or retained an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

    Sanchez’s cousin, Briana Amigon, described him online as a natural born athlete: Sanchez was on the school’s football, baseball and wrestling teams.

    “We have no words to describe the grief that their family is experiencing right now,” she wrote on a GoFundMe page for Sanchez.

    Edward Zuniga, the superintendent for the El Monte Union High School District, said in a statement to PEOPLE: “We are all still in shock over the death of our student. … El Monte Union High School District sends our prayers and support to his family during this extraordinarily difficult time,”

    • With reporting by ADAM CARLSON

    Kellyanne Conway Accuses CNN's Dana Bash of 'Harassing' Her over Husband’s Anti-Trump Tweets


    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway fumed that CNN’s Dana Bash was attempting to “harass and embarrass” her on air this Sunday after Bash brought up anti-Trump tweets written by Conway’s husband. On State of the Union, Bash referenced a...

    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway fumed that CNN’s Dana Bash was attempting to “harass and embarrass” her on air this Sunday after Bash brought up anti-Trump tweets written by Conway’s husband.

    On State of the Union, Bash referenced a since-deleted tweet by Conway’s husband, attorney George Conway, in which he said it was “absurd” for President Donald Trump to keep contradicting his own aides. It was one of many critical messages George Conway has written or retweeted about Trump since he took office.

    But Conway insisted that the questions were inappropriate and a “double standard,” saying, “We’re now going to talk about other people’s spouses and significant others just because they either work at the White House or CNN? Are we going to do that? You just went there.”

    “By definition, spouses have a difference of opinion when adultery is happening,” Conway continued. “By definition, spouses have a difference of opinion when one is, I don’t know, draining the joint bank account to support things that maybe the other disagrees with. So this is a fascinating ‘cross the Rubicon’ moment.” It’s unclear what Conway meant by

    Conway added that Bash wouldn’t have asked the question if Conway were a man.

    “I would ask you that if you were a man and your wife … a thousand percent I would,” Bash shot back. “It’s not about that. It’s about questioning — publicly questioning what you are doing for a living and with regard to your boss.”

    “There are other family members of people who work at the White House who certainly don’t support the President privately and publicly,” Conway pushed back. “There has been a different standard for me than there have been for other people. We bite our tongue plenty because I work for the people of this country, the United States government, and the presidency and the President of the United States, so there is plenty that I don’t say.”

    Conway later tweeted about the tense exchange, saying she couldn’t “comprehend” why Bash would ask her about her husband’s tweets.

    I’ve long admired fellow Jersey Girl & working mom @DanaBashCNN.

    Makes this harder to comprehend.

    Amidst convo about North Korean nukes & Comey leaks/ McCabe lies, the “final q” is this?

    Under strain, pretends it was meant 2 be “lighthearted” https://t.co/ooaSef1iVW

    — Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) April 22, 2018

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    On CNN’s New Day Monday morning, anchor Alisyn Camerota criticized Conway’s suggestion that spouses are off-limits in political debate, noting Trump’s own habit of bashing the spouses of his political rivals.

    “Let’s just remember for one second that it is also President Trump who has gone after Ted Cruz’s wife, Andrew Mccabe‘s wife,” Camerota said. “So Kellyanne Conway saying ‘you never go after the spouse,’ tell your boss.”

    Amy Adams Stars in Creepy New Trailer for Sharp Objects TV Show: 'It's Not Safe for You Here'


    If Gone Girl chilled you to your core, you may not be able to stomach HBO’s adaptation of author Gillian Flynn‘s debut novel. Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson star in the upcoming miniseries, which chronicles journalist Camille Preaker’s return to...

    If Gone Girl chilled you to your core, you may not be able to stomach HBO’s adaptation of author Gillian Flynn‘s debut novel.

    Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson star in the upcoming miniseries, which chronicles journalist Camille Preaker’s return to her Missouri hometown to cover a girl’s murder — and uncover disturbing secrets of her own. It’s a modern Southern gothic, and the first teaser captures the book’s eerie essence.

    “It’s not safe for you here,” a child whispers as Camille (Adams) emerges from a bathtub, gasping for air.

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    This is the third of Flynn’s female-centric murder mysteries get the Hollywood treatment.

    David Fincher’s 2014 critically acclaimed film Gone Girl, based on her 2012 novel, earned Rosamund Pike an Oscar nomination for best actress. Her thriller Dark Places was turned into a movie starring Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks and Nicholas Hoult, but it went straight to video on demand and was universally panned.

    Sharp Objects will premiere on HBO in July.

    Sex-Trafficking Arrest of Allison Mack Will Expose Nxivm as 'Dangerous Cult': Catherine Oxenberg

    Sex-Trafficking Arrest of Allison Mack Will Expose Nxivm as 'Dangerous Cult': Catherine Oxenberg


    Actress Catherine Oxenberg is speaking out about the recent sex-trafficking arrest of Smallville‘s Allison Mack in connection with Nxivm, a controversial self-help group and alleged “cult” where Mack is suspected of operating as a key...

    Actress Catherine Oxenberg is speaking out about the recent sex-trafficking arrest of Smallville‘s Allison Mack in connection with Nxivm, a controversial self-help group and alleged “cult” where Mack is suspected of operating as a key lieutenant.

    The group, based in Albany, New York, has counted Oxenberg’s estranged daughter, India, among its members since 2011.

    “I hope the arrest of Ms. Mack will continue to expose what Nxivm is — a dangerous cult — and the members, including my daughter, will come to that realization and find their way back to their loved ones,” Oxenberg tells PEOPLE exclusively.

    The group’s co-founder Keith Raniere was arrested in Mexico in March on federal charges of  sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy.

    Mack, 35 — best known for her years-long role as Chloe Sullivan on The WB’s superhero series — was taken into custody earlier this month and faces the same charges as Raniere. She has reportedly pleaded not guilty and is set to appear in court again on Monday; Raniere has not yet pleaded or been arraigned.

    A representative for Mack declined comment to PEOPLE on her arrest. It was unclear if Mack or Raniere have retained attorneys who could speak on their behalf.

    Mack has previously discussed her connection with Raniere. “Over the course of several years, Mr. Raniere mentored Allison in her study of acting and music,” her website stated until her arrest (after which it was taken offline).

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    The Case So Far

    Formed in 2003, Nxivm has recently been the subject of scrutiny from both law enforcement and journalists as it came under fire from Oxenberg, 56.

    The actress, who played Amanda Carrington on Dynasty in the mid-’80s, first opened up to PEOPLE last year about how she believed India had been “brainwashed” by Nxivm.

    In the fall, India posted on Facebook that she was “absolutely fine, great actually I would never put myself or the people I love into any danger.”

    For the past two decades, an estimated 16,000 people have paid as much as $3,400 for an executive coaching workshop offered by Nxivm, which promises to take participants on a journey of personal discovery and development, according to previous PEOPLE reports.

    The criminal complaint against Raniere — known as “Vanguard” to his followers — alleged that he encouraged the formation of a secretive subgroup within Nxivm called “Dominus Obsequious Sororium,” (DOS) in which women were coerced into serving as sex slaves to their male masters.

    The complaint, which was obtained by PEOPLE, outlines how authorities believe the women were forced to turn over “collateral” — identified as potentially-damaging personal information or materials, such as nude photographs — with which they later could be blackmailed.

    The complaint against Raniere additionally alleges the women were branded with his initials, as he “alone forms the top of the pyramid as the highest master.” A cauterizing pen was used to make the permanent marks near each person’s pubic region, the complaint claims.

    According to a statement on Friday from federal authorities, Mack is accused of recruiting women to join DOS purportedly because it was a female mentorship group to address their weaknesses but was actually a group created by Raniere that allegedly took advantage of women.

    “The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit,” said Richard P. Donoghue, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

    FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Sweeney said in the statement that the case has “brought to light an inconceivable crime,” referring to NXIVM as a “pyramid scheme” at which Raniere stood alone at the top, with a level of female “slaves” underneath.

    According to the statement, Mack was allegedly “one of the women in the first level of the pyramid immediately below Raniere.”

    As such, she allegedly had “slaves” underneath her, according to the statement, which claims Mack “directly or implicitly required” two women “to engage in sexual activity with Raniere.”

    “In exchange, for this, Mack received financial and other benefits from Raniere,” the statement alleges.

    The women victimized by Mack believed their “collateral” would be released if they did not engage in sexual activity with Raniere, the statement on Mack’s arrest alleges.

    Both Mack and Raniere face a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison if convicted on all of their charges.

    Nxivm, which has not responded to numerous requests for comment from PEOPLE, issued a statement in support of Raniere soon after his arrest, writing in part: “We are currently working with the authorities to demonstrate his innocence and true character.”

    In the fall, the group denounced a New York Times article about them as “a criminal product of criminal minds.”

    Angelina Jolie Says Her 9-Year-Old Son Knox Is Learning How to Fly a Plane

    Angelina Jolie Says Her 9-Year-Old Son Knox Is Learning How to Fly a Plane


    Angelina Jolie is fighting to make the world a better place for her kids one tree at a time. The environmentalist filmmaker, 42, recently appeared alongside Queen Elizabeth and Sir David Attenborough in the ITV special The Queen’s Green...

    Angelina Jolie is fighting to make the world a better place for her kids one tree at a time.

    The environmentalist filmmaker, 42, recently appeared alongside Queen Elizabeth and Sir David Attenborough in the ITV special The Queen’s Green Planet, which focused on her forest conservation work in Namibia. The new documentary highlights the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project, which aims to create and protect areas of indigenous forest across all 53 Commonwealth nations, of which Namibia is a member.

    The Namibian government asked Jolie to help developed the country’s contribution to the Queen’s project in 2016 due to her previous work as a conservationist. “I wanted to help communities,” Jolie tells PEOPLE. “Building schools and clinics means little if meanwhile the environment the community relies on is destroyed.” 

    Bringing her children — Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 9 — along for the journey was also important to the mother of six. “For us to come here and say to the children, ‘This is why it’s important to plant a tree,’ that’s the biggest message I can teach my kids, and it’s something that they’ve certainly learned from Her Majesty and her message,” the Oscar winner says in the documentary.

    Witnessing the environmental impact of deforestation in Cambodia helped inspire Jolie to work towards preventing the same thing from happening in Namibia. “I have seen first hand the huge deforestation of the Cardamom mountains in Cambodia. Our local team is so dedicated and fighting hard to protect the area of the remaining forest that we help to look after,” Jolie explains to PEOPLE.

    “In Namibia the local bushmen can tell you what each plant does, what they are used for and what effects it has on their tribe when one is lost,” she adds. “The way they see the land is how we all need to learn to see the land.”

    Jolie has long had a special connection to the African country. She adopted her first son, Cambodian-born Maddox, in Namaibia while filming Beyond Borders there in 2003. Then in 2006, she traveled to the country to give birth to her daughter Shiloh.

    In addition to her work battling deforestation, Jolie has funded projects in the country under Shiloh’s name to help protect endangered wildlife like cheetahs, elephants and rhino. In order to fight deforestation, she developed and funded two nurseries that grow indigenous trees for replanting in the desert.

    RELATED: Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Recovering After Breaking Her Arm While Snowboarding

    Jolie has continued to run the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which has worked for almost 15 years on forest and wildlife conservation and healthcare and education in Cambodia. The family funds a team of local rangers who work to address illegal poaching and logging. Last year the Foundation planted 10,000 new trees. 

    The actress also plans to give back in her son Pax’s native Vietnam and Zahara’s birthplace of Ethiopa, where the family’s new clinic will open shortly.

    During her appearance in The Queen’s Green Planet, Jolie also wowed fans around the world by nonchalantly piloting and landing a small plane over the Namibian desert. Jolie got her pilot’s license in December 2004, saying that her son Maddox inspired her, PEOPLE reported at the time. “If I could actually fly a plane by the time he’s 4, I’ll be like Superman to him.”

    Now, Jolie tells PEOPLE, her son Knox is learning how to fly. “I love being up in the air,” she says. “I love the freedom. Knox is now learning to fly. It makes me crazy happy to see him discover it. He still needs help with the pedals, but won’t for long.”

    See Pippa Middleton Step Out with Her Dogs Hours Before Her Pregnancy News Broke

    See Pippa Middleton Step Out with Her Dogs Hours Before Her Pregnancy News Broke


    Mom-to-be (and royal aunt three times over!) Pippa Middleton stepped out on Saturday with her dogs just hours before news of her pregnancy broke. Looking summery in a flowing tan pantsuit, Pippa was all smiles as she took her cocker spaniel Rafa and her...

    Mom-to-be (and royal aunt three times over!) Pippa Middleton stepped out on Saturday with her dogs just hours before news of her pregnancy broke.

    Looking summery in a flowing tan pantsuit, Pippa was all smiles as she took her cocker spaniel Rafa and her husband’s black Labrador out for a walk in the London sunshine with a friend.

    Pippa is reportedly expecting her first child with husband James Matthewsaccording to U.K. newspaper, The Sun.

    A rep for the mom-to-be declined to comment to PEOPLE.

    Pippa, 34, and Matthews, 41, tied the knot last year on May 20 at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield. The newlyweds then set off for a whirlwind honeymoon in French Polynesia and Australia.

    The news comes just as her big sister, Kate Middleton, gave birth to her third child on Monday. Kate and husband Prince William welcomed a baby boy on Monday morning.

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    Now a mom to three children, Kate has plenty of sage advice (and designer maternity clothes!) to pass on to her younger sister.

    Prince Harry and future royal aunt Meghan Markle stepped out in London on Monday — just hours after Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their baby boy.

    Joanna Gaines Got a Big 'Surprise' for Her 40th Birthday: 'Here’s to Improving with Age!'

    Joanna Gaines Got a Big 'Surprise' for Her 40th Birthday: 'Here’s to Improving with Age!'


    Joanna Gaines is feelin’ 40! The Fixer Upper star kicked off her milestone birthday with a sweet photo of her baby bump — she’s expecting her fifth child, a boy, with husband Chip — and a heaping stack of doughnuts. But the celebrations didn’t...

    Joanna Gaines is feelin’ 40!

    The Fixer Upper star kicked off her milestone birthday with a sweet photo of her baby bump — she’s expecting her fifth child, a boy, with husband Chip — and a heaping stack of doughnuts. But the celebrations didn’t end there.

    “When your friends surprise you with lots of balloons, cake and yummy food and you step into your forties filled with gratitude for what has been and hope for what’s to come,” the designer captioned this collage of photos from her party, held at the couple’s newly opened Magnolia Table restaurant. “Here’s to improving with age!”

    RELATED: All of Birthday Girl Joanna Gaines and Husband Chip’s Sweetest and Silliest Moments

    An array of peach colored balloons served as the centerpiece for the event, which was attended by Chip, as well as Joanna’s mother, Nan, and two sisters, Teresa and Mary Kay (who recently relocated to Waco and had Joanna design a home for her on the final season of their hit show).

    Each place setting boasted personal pink macarons with a card that said “40.” The menu included the “Gaines Brothers Burger,” a pancake breakfast and more. The guest of honor could choose from at least three “nearly naked” cakes in different flavors.

    Besides helping plan the Sunday soiree, Chip took to social media to wish his wife well on her 40th year.

    Happy birthday sweet girl! #40neverLookedSoGood

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    “Happy birthday sweet girl!” he wrote on Thursday, using the hashtag “40neverlookedsogood.”

    RELATED VIDEO: ‘Getting So Close’! Chip and Joanna Gaines Give an Update on Their New Restaurant

    He also rallied fans to give Joanna a little social media love while donating to their favorite charity, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    I'm a complete @twitter nerd. I'll admit that! & this is sooo superficial & DUMB, but.. I'd really like to see @joannagaines hit 1M followers on her bday. Kindof a #Twitterverse gift to her.. One more thing, for every new follower she gets today. I'll donate 1$ to @StJude. GO!

    — Chip Gaines (@chipgaines) April 19, 2018

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    “I’m a complete @twitter nerd. I’ll admit that! & this is sooo superficial & DUMB, but … I’d really like to see @joannagaines hit 1M followers on her bday. Kind of a #twitterverse gift to her…” he said. “One more thing, for every new follower she gets today. I’ll donate 1$ to @StJude. GO!”

    .@Twitter Thank u for loving on @Joannagaines on her birthday! Some amazing things: She hit 1M followers on her bday. Pretty cool if you ask me AND we all raised $15,543 for @stjude! Her millionth follower was @lalalaurenk_. She gets a vip trip to @magnolia on me! @assistingchip

    — Chip Gaines (@chipgaines) April 21, 2018

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    RELATED: Joanna Gaines Shares Her Parents’ Sweet Love Story on Their 45th Anniversary: ‘All the Odds Were Against Them, But They Fought Through’

    The movement was a success, with Joanna now sitting at 1.02 million followers on Twitter and the famous contractor revealing they raised over $15,000 for the cause.

    “Thank u for loving @Joannagaines on her birthday!” he said.

    Macaulay Culkin Avoids Going Out During Christmas Because Home Alone Fans Won't Leave Him Alone
 

    Macaulay Culkin Avoids Going Out During Christmas Because Home Alone Fans Won't Leave Him Alone  


    Sorry Home Alone fans, but don’t expect to run into Macaulay Culkin around the holidays. The actor made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, where he opened up about the effect the 90s hit film has had on his life nearly 28 years after...

    Sorry Home Alone fans, but don’t expect to run into Macaulay Culkin around the holidays.

    The actor made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, where he opened up about the effect the 90s hit film has had on his life nearly 28 years after it first came out.

    “I definitely don’t . It’s my season,” Culkin said of staying indoors around Christmas. “It’s Macaulay season. I try to go out less and less around that time of year.”

    The actor said it’s been a “curse and a blessing” being constantly recognized by fans on the street.

    “How can a person look too much like himself? It’s a curse and a blessing,” he said. “I can get into any restaurant I want without a reservation, but while I’m there everyone’s staring at me.”

    And while Culkin, 37, said he’s learned to navigate his fame, he still gets a little tired of being asked to recreate the iconic Home Alone poster.

    “I say no,” he said. “I’ve already been there and done that. I’m 37 now.”

    Culkin also opened up about his longtime break from Hollywood, saying he was eager to live a normal life.

    “I was tired of it, to be honest, I did like 14 movies in six years or something like that,” he said of being a child actor. “I was away from home a lot. I was away from school. I needed something else… It was great to be around people my own age for once… It was the smartest thing I could have possibly done was to take eight years off.”

    As for the money he made as a child, Culkin said he didn’t see any of it until he turned 18.

    “I call it the ‘Slip of Paper Meeting.’ They kind of put a number on a piece of paper and slide it across the table,” he said. “I felt like some kid worked really, really hard and I inherited all of his money.”

    “It allows me to treat everything like a hobby,” he continued.